Knowing these two things would be a confirmation that grace had truly been applied to his life, but Moses requested this so that ultimately he could experience even more of the grace of God. Whenever God pours out grace, in a sense He "stoops down" from His level of holiness and perfection to help unholy and imperfect humanity, simply because He loves us.
Action Step: Ask God to pour out His grace in your life by leading you in the right path. But tell Him your highest passion is to know Him.
Power Point #2
In verse 13, Moses reminds God that "this nation is Your people," speaking of the Israelites. Likewise, we are not just any people; we are the people of God. We belong to Him. We are "the Lord's portion" (Deut. 32:9), the group of people out of this world whom He has inherited in a special relationship forever. So we, of all people, should expect His intervention.
Action Step: Declare to God that of all the people of the world, you are one of those who truly belong to Him.
Power Point #3
In verse 15, Moses makes a bold statement: "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here." He made it clear that if the Israelites lost God's presence (the cloud by day, the fire by night, the supernatural fire on the altar that fell from heaven and the Shekinah glory cloud on the ark), they would lose the essence of who they were. It was the very thing that set them apart from all other nations.
Action Step: Make it clear to God that His personal, abiding presence is infinitely more important to you than what He can do for you.
Power Point #4
"I pray, show me Your glory" (Ex. 33:18). The glory of God is His manifest presence—His greatness, His dominion, His beauty, His awe-inspiring majesty and power. To see the "glory" is to transcend this natural realm, to be lifted into heavenly sphere, to behold the supernatural splendor of God. This "glory of God" is all the more available now because of Jesus' death and resurrection: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6, emphasis added).
Action Step:Appeal to God to show you the glory of who He is and to manifest His glory in your life.
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